Inspiring Change Through The Power Of Music

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Keys to Collaboration #2: Gaining Goodwill

Collaboration is a hot topic in business at the moment, but what does true collaboration for growth actually look like, and how do we develop collaborative relationships? In a mini-series of blogposts, we’re exploring the different keys to collaboration, and what each of them means for your success.  Tis the season for peace and goodwill,… Read the full article…

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Keys to Collaboration: #1 Leaving the past in the past

Collaboration is a hot topic in business at the moment, but what does true collaboration for growth actually look like, and how do we develop collaborative relationships? In a mini-series of blogposts, we’re exploring the different keys to collaboration, and what each of them means for your success.  Of all the leaders of the 20th… Read the full article…

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Three Ways Failure Can Be A Key To Success

Spend any time with musicians, like we do, and you are quickly in awe of their skill, talent, and work ethic. From the concert pianist playing a concerto from memory, to the percussion player who waits the entire symphony to hit the one significant note, precisely at the right time you cannot come away from… Read the full article…

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What’s The Point Of Learning Music Anyway?

There aren’t many who’d say that we’d be better off without music in our lives. But if it were a choice between learning a musical instrument or studying maths, well, surely the latter would be the more useful in the world of business, right? Music provides a backdrop for real life; it’s the soundtrack, but… Read the full article…

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Sing When You’re Winning

Building a raft, climbing a wall, capsizing a canoe – I (Ben) love all that kind of stuff, and for some people they make the basis of a great team building or leadership training day. But though they can be a joy for the sportsmen and women among us, they’re not always everyone’s cup of… Read the full article…

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Do you remember the first time?

We’re well into Proms season in London, with the Royal Albert Hall showcasing the finest orchestras from around the world. There’s always a mix of old and new at the Proms. New pieces of music receive their debuts. Orchestras who have never performed at the event have their first opportunity to shine on a London… Read the full article…

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More Inspiring Change

After blogging on International Women’s Day in March about raising the profile of women in music, and how encouragement inspires everyone to excel, we were delighted to hear the news that composer Judith Weir is to become the first female Master of the Queen’s Music. Or should that be Mistress? Regardless of titles, another glass… Read the full article…

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Andy Murray, Amélie Mauresmo and how raising your EQ can be a Game Changer

As Andy Murray powers through the first week of Wimbledon, all eyes are on the Scot to see if he can keep his hard-worn Wimbledon crown from last summer. His physical prowess and skill has never been in doubt for the sportsman, but as with all great performances, it’s emotional grit that makes all the… Read the full article…

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A man among equals: Conductor Mariss Jansons

Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons is held in high regard by musicians the world over. At 72 years old, he’s been the chief conductor of the Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for ten years. When the BBC’s Global Business Correspondent Peter Day went to see the orchestra perform at the Barbican in April, it inspired him to… Read the full article…

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Smile For Success

It’s been a busy start to springtime, kicking off with our latest edition of Know the Score®. It never ceases to amaze me how much can be learned about leadership from an orchestra. Every time, I come away with a new insight. This time was no different. As conductor, Stephen Bell led one of our sessions,… Read the full article…

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